This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.
Jun 02, 2020-Tuesday -°C
Railways has decided to continue its services on Wednesday when the cyclone will hit Maharashtra and Gujarat The railways has deployed its disaster management units in Maharashtra to deal with any operational challenges presented by cyclone Nisarga that is projected to make a landfall in the coastal region close to Alibag in Raigad district of Maharashtra tomorrow afternoon before moving... more...
to Gujarat and said that services on the central, western and Konkan railway will continue for passenger trains and Shramik specials. The railways’ disaster management units will be positioned near the railway tracks to monitor water logging on the tracks following rains accompanying the cyclone. The state government had earlier today requested the railways to tweak schedules if necessary in the view of the impending cyclone so that the operation of Shramik specials—train service being run to ferry migrants to their home states—is not impacted. As the appointed hour of cyclone Nisarga’s landfall comes closer, the disaster management preparations on the ground have gained further momentum with the decision to deploy five additional teams of NDRF in Mumbai. The additional units being airlifted from Vishakhapatnam this evening will take the total number of NDRF teams in Mumbai to eight. Each of these have around 45 personnel and they are laced with equipment such as rescue boats, tree and pole cutters, life jackets, ropes, breathing masks, floaters, etc. A total of 20 NDRF teams have been put on active duty in Maharashtra including eight in Mumbai, four in Raigad, two each in Ratnagiri, Palghar and Thane and one each in Sindhudurg and Navi Mumbai. Evacuation of people living in mud houses in Palghar and other areas in the projected path of the cyclone has been carried out. Six Maharashtra districts have been put on alert including Mumbai, Raigad, Thane, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. Indian Coast Guard ships, aircraft and on shore stations are also continuously relaying warnings about impending adverse weather to merchant vessels and the fishermen. The Brihanmumbai electricity supply and transport (BEST) undertaking, which supplies power to Mumbai city, has put teams of engineers on standby to ensure supply restoration, especially to Covid hospitals and care centres, in case of a power failure. Coved-19 patients have been shifted from BKC Covid quarantine center to NSCI Worli quarantine Center due to the cyclone alert in Mumbai. Drills have been conducted at Girgaon and all six beaches to ensure ground coordination between beach safety and flood response teams. As of Tuesday afternoon, the cyclonic storm Nisarga was reported to be moving northwards from eastcentral Arabian Sea with a speed of 13 kmph and was stationed about 290 km west-northwest of Panjim in Goa, 380 km south-southwest of Mumbai and 600 km south-southwest of Surat at around 2:30 pm on Tuesday, according to the weather department. It said that was very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours and move and cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, close to Alibag in Raigad during the afternoon of 03rd June with a maximum sustained wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph.
Year 2020 continues it's deadliness making it difficult for the authorities to cope up. After cyclone amphan, it's time to prepare for cyclone nisarg, which is expected to hit western coast tomorrow. While there are news reports, that due to corona pandemic and it's wide scale disruption in Mumbai life, only 15% of Metropolitan's drainage could have been cleaned by the local administration. If... more...
by misfortune, tidal water enters the city it would be more difficult for DMAs to manage the multi pronged calamity
जासं, गाजियाबाद : रेलवे स्टेशन से कामगारों के लिए दो श्रमिक स्पेशल ट्रेन चलाई गई। दोनों ट्रेनों में 600 कामगारों को भेजा गया। दैनिक जागरण में रेलवे स्टेशन से कामगारों भगाने की खबर प्रकाशित होने पर डीएम के प्रयास से दोनों ट्रेने चलाई गई हैं। इन ट्रेनों में रास्ते में भी...
Having resumed operations with restricted workforce early last month in view of the COVID-19 lockdown, the Golden Rock Railway Workshop here began to function with full strength of its employees on Tuesday. A...
This is a notice of some changes that will soon be introduced.
We shall be expanding the site for discussion of topics beyond railways to other areas. These will be Topic Forums. The topics may pertain to News or anything else that will be beneficial to our community - like Govt. Jobs,...
As there is not much railway news these days, members are now allowed to post Other news on ANY Subject, for discussion purposes, NOT just railway news.
This will allow relevant/important discussions to continue in the Forum, during the lockdown period.
Regarding the new SCoR zone, our VSKP and other SCoR members are excited and interested to change the train/station zones. We may let them go ahead with it. This piece of info is NOT critical for trains and TTs which would affect regular passengers - so it's FINE.
We may let them...
This is a repeat warning to all that:
Anonymous posting may NOT be used to directly address regular members -> like scolding them, commenting about their blogging habits, arguing with them, or ANY other personal comment/remark against any other member, EVEN if it is not offensive. ANY personal remark (even if not...
This is an advance notice of the last and CORE feature of the RailFan app - Trips/Spottings - which will be enabled next week. A week after that, RailFan will go into Open Beta, whereby all members will be able to download the app without providing their email.
The Trip/Spotting feature of...
A few small enhancements will be made to the site in the coming days, regarding Member profiles.
1. Hereafter, we shall require REAL permanent names of members. Members will have the option of reporting those whose name is fake or not real. An SW will be issued, whereupon the member will have...
Important Note:This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks. Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.